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The Week’s Best of the Best Prep Guide Awards Faraday Prep school

‘Great City Prep’

This forward-thinking prep school in East London is part of Trinity Buoy Wharf, a creative community on the bank of the River Thames.

The school, like the regenerated Wharf, has been reimagined in an innovative way that embraces heritage and modernity – pupils are taught in a mixture of historic buildings and shipping container classrooms, and a roof-top playground provides spectacular views of the Thames, the O2 arena and Faraday Lighthouse.

The Wharf is home to many household names in the arts, such as The Prince’s Foundation, English National Opera and The Big Draw and the school buzzes with the same spirit of artistic endeavour.

Collaborations take place every term, from pupils creating their own animations with Isle of Dogs and Fantastic Mr Fox filmmaker Tim Allen to learning alongside sculptor Ros Burgin, workshops with resident weaver Daniel Harris and taking part in Thames Heritage projects. with local artists.

It is no surprise that Faraday students have entered the Royal Academy Young Artists and The Fourth Plinth Awards.

The Week Magazine’s ‘Independent School Guide’ ‘Prep School edition’

March 9th 2024


Inspection Reports

In November 2022, The Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) judged Faraday to be Excellent in both the quality of the pupils’ academic achievements and the quality of their personal development.

Following a combined Focused Compliance and Educational Quality Inspection. The ISI judged the school to be fully compliant and judged the Educational Quality at Faraday to be Excellent in both the quality of the pupils’ academic achievements and the quality of the pupils’ personal development.

This is equivalent to the highest Ofsted rating of ‘Outstanding’ and recognises the school’s academic success and commitment to children’s wellbeing.

Key Findings:

Academic and Other Achievements

Pupils, including children in EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage), attain well above age-related expectations.

Pupils’ subject knowledge, skills and understanding are outstanding.

Pupils display exemplary attitudes to learning and achievement.

Personal Development

Pupils exhibit substantial self-confidence and perseverance. Pupils display advanced spiritual awareness for their age; they reflect on philosophical and spiritual ideas with maturity. Pupils display excellent moral understanding and behaviour. Pupils exhibit extremely strong understanding of how to keep themselves safe and look after their mental wellbeing.

Leaders and Staff promote and model the school’s values of kindness, respect and honesty consistently and effectively.

Parents reported how the school ‘equips their children with team work and research skills they need later in life’ and ‘helps their children be confident and independent’.

Pupils academic and non-academic achievements are outstanding for the size of the school (several leavers have achieved art, drama and academic scholarships to senior schools with individual success at national level in gymnastics, football, singing and professional theatre).

The school fully meets its aim to:

  • Enable pupils to grow towards maturity and confidence
  • Instil habits of good behaviour from an early age
  • Teach pupils in a way that allows them to fulfil their potential
  • Inspire pupils
  • Deliver value for money

For more findings please read the full reports below:

Where Next?

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Visit Us

The best way to experience Faraday is to attend an open morning. Contact us with any questions you might have and we will be delighted to help. We look forward to welcoming you to our school soon.

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Faraday Prep School

Old Gate House, 7 Trinity Buoy Wharf, London, E14 0FH

Tel: 020 7719 9342

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